The Muskegon Community College Women’s basketball team qualified to compete in the NJCAA National Tournament with a 72-54 victory over Delta College.
MCC was facing Delta for the third time this season, and just like the other games the Pioneers pressured the Jayhawks from the opening tip. MCC was able to break the press and finish at the rim for a 17-7 lead after the first quarter. In the second quarter MCC continued to handle the press and utilized a 1-2-2 defense to prevent Delta from scoring from the 3 point line. The half time score was 40-16. Delta was able to get the offense going in the third quarter as they outscored MCC 22-13 to cut into the Jayhawk lead, but MCC was still up 53-38 going into the fourth quarter and they were able to hold on for the victory.
Kacy Jeffries (Whitehall HS) led the Jayhawks with 17 points. Nia Miskel (Muskegon HS) scored 15 points and Tanae Hamer (Hudsonville HS) contributed 14 points. Point guard Julia Tierman (Mona Shores HS) was also in double digits with 12 points.
“What a great win today! This team has gone through a lot this year, I’m so proud of their resilience! This is a great step for this program!” -Head Coach Jason Cooper
The Jayhawks finish the regular season 13-2 overall and 8-0 in conference play. They will compete in the NJCAA National Tournament in Hickory, North Carolina April 20th-24th. The seeding will be determined by the NJCAA National Office once all district champions are determined. Seeding will occur no later than Monday, April 12th. Information about the NJCAA DII National Championship Tournament can be viewed here: https://www.njcaa.org/championships/sports/wbkb/div2/index